The artist, Alex Fong Lik-sun, is a former Hong Kong swimming athlete. He broke the Hong Kong records of men’s 200m backstroke and 400m individual medley at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Being the holder of the records until now, Alex is undoubtedly professional in swimming with his outstanding achievements. Last year, he set up the Hong Kong Swimming Academy which aims to actively promote the sport and nurture a new generation of swimmers. Yet, his vision is further than you may expect. He is desired to achieve bigger goals. In order to help 450,000 people in poverty to get clean water, he has worked with A Drop of Life to participant in a physically-demanding charity challenge. He attempts to swim around Hong Kong Island which is 45km in distance and requires him to stay in the sea for more than 12 hours. To support such a meaningful event, Hong Kong tourbillon watch brand, Memorigin, has partnered with Alex and A Drop of Life to launch the hope-themed Ambassador of HOPE tourbillon watch. A part of the revenue will be donated to A Drop of Life to create meaning social impact.
‘Rainbow’ is a symbol of hope. The beautiful rainbow which appears after a rainstorm illustrates the fact that hopes always come after difficulties in life. This representation has become the inspiration of the Ambassador of HOPE tourbillon watch. A vibrant colorful tone is used on the watch dial. The river in the middle is as bright as a rainbow and it ripples to specify the theme of ‘water’ bringing hopes in the world. The delicate operation of the tourbillon components can be appreciated through the skeletal design of the dial, giving a sense of mechanical feeling.
The barrel-shaped watch case is made of carbon fiber. The rainbow is even more vivid under the contrast with the stylish black case. To make the watch memorable, the logo of A Drop of Life is placed at the watch crown. The indices and the hands are covered with luminescent paint so that the dial will still glow in the dark and fulfill the time-telling mission at night.
In alignment with the rainbow design, Memorigin has specially created a colorful tourbillon movement to enhance the visual of the watch. The movement vibrates at a frequency of 28,800 times per hour, providing the watch with high stability and accuracy. The 40-hour power reserve gives the watch big energy storage with high utility.
The news of the cooperation among the three parties has been spread out not only in the sports and entertainment industries but also the fields of business and social welfare. Under the ripple effect, it is hoped that more people will be aware of the scarcity of watch resources in poor regions, and be encouraged to support different charitable acts. Everyone can bring hopes to the world with a kind heart and generosity.
About Ambassador of HOPE
Retail price: HKD $48,000
Barrel-shaped carbon fiber case
Watch size: approx.60 x 48mm
Watch thickness: approx.15mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3ATM
155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 oscillations/ hour
40 hours power reserve
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle
Manual winding mechanism